Category Archive: Wimbledon

Djokovic finds Federer’s weak spot in Wimbledon final

How did Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) in the Wimbledon 2019 final despite Roger winning 14 more points, hitting 40 more winners and 15 more… Continue reading

Simona rocks Serena in Wimbledon final

  … Simona Halep has probably been the best player on tour the past five years, other than Serena Williams. The WTA has hyped other players such as Genie Bouchard, Naomi Osaka and… Continue reading

High hopes, low results for Canadians at Wimbledon

— High expectations, low results. Canada earlier this year was a “rising superpower”, according to the Guardian and others. Bianca Andreescu won Indian Wells. Teen phenoms Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime went deep… Continue reading

Wang Qiang finding confidence at Wimbledon

— Wang Qiang, looking good in a white Stella McCartney and Adidas hoodie, is speaking in English with more confidence these days.  She came into Wimbledon ranked 15 in the world, and she… Continue reading

Hsieh Su-Wei carves into Wimbledon 3rd round

—- Hsieh Su-wei, ranked number 29 at age 33, is becoming a player nobody wants to play, especially on grass. In the first two rounds of Wimbledon, she used slice from both sides,… Continue reading

Tsitsipas: Age is No Excuse

After losing his first round match at Wimbledon, rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas said that he, slumping WTA star Naomi Osaka and other young players can’t blame their losses on age.  “I don’t think… Continue reading

Naomi leaves Wimbledon, and presser, in a hurry

After bowing out of Wimbledon in the first round, a distraught Naomi Osaka struggled to find words. Asked why Yulia Putintseva has beaten her twice in successive tournaments, she simply said “she mixes… Continue reading

Wimbledon listens to fans, players and common sense

— While maintaining its wonderful 19th century charm, Wimbledon is also making changes to adapt to desires of players and fans. Remember the controversy last year when Novak Djokovic beat Rafa Nadal under… Continue reading

Tsitsipas rising fast

— After winning Wimbledon in 2017, a hungover Roger Federer told us how to beat him: rush the net. Enter Stefanos Tsitsipas winning 48 of 68 at the net to beat Federer in… Continue reading

Breaking Point for Andy Murray

  A few hours before his loss to Fabio Fognini in Rome in 2017, I saw Andy Murray in the tunnel amid photographers scurrying to get to court-side positions. Tied to some type… Continue reading